As we near the end of ASER 2016, much appreciation and thanks go to the men and women of ASER that tirelessly work behind the curtains, to tell India how her children are doing every year.
As they persevered and finally reached the highest point, 18380 ft. above sea level, they raised the ASER flag. Within minutes they were back at work, completing their monitoring and rechecking task in adjoining villages.
Yet another milestone was achieved by ASER as we reached new heights.
With ASER I’ve learnt that research isn’t simply about the results at the end, but the very act of asking the question is inherently valuable. It has allowed me to encourage growth, one shy smile at a time, raise more questions, and sometimes, to share the joy of reading.
– Nikhita Jain, Intern, ASER Centre
The smiles, laughs, conversations and gestures are really what you remember. Going to the field in a different country is not easy, but it is wholly rewarding.